Crop Production and Machinery internships (inbound) are diverse. The host company could be a harvesting company or mixed farm. To get a placement, you will need to demonstrate skills and experience related to your future role on the farm, since our typical placement would be several thousand hectares with the main crops consisting of wheat, barley, sorghum and field peas. On a farm, interns will operate heavy machines, and that's why a valid international driving permit or commercial drivers license (CDL) is required by some hosts.
Interns will use agricultural equipment for fertilizing, spraying, seeding and harvesting. Interns will be responsible for general maintenance such as welding or painting. Main machinery:
Tractors and power equipment.
Machinery for tillage and soil cultivation.
Machinery for planting, seeding, fertilizing, pest control, irrigation.
Machinery for harvesting, haymaking, and post-harvest.
Internships in agriculture last from 3 to 12 months with most internships on farms starting in April and ending once the harvest is finished in November.